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Alpha Dog Imperial IPA - Laughing Dog Brewing

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Alpha Dog Imperial IPAAlpha Dog Imperial IPA

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BA SCORE
84
good

629 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 629
Reviews: 302
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.67%
Wants: 20
Gots: 41 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Laughing Dog Brewing visit their website
Idaho, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: bitterthebetter on 02-14-2009

A true hop bomb brewed plenty of Columbus and Mt Hood hops for a piney hop character. Premium Pale, Honey and Munich malt make this beer a little less malty but packing plenty of hop punch.

127 IBU
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Ratings: 629 | Reviews: 302
Photo of tgatort
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopportunistic
3.62/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CorgiDad
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KomodoDragon
3.97/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Light yellow cloudy appearance.

Spice hop flavors. Touch of grapefruit/apricot sweetness. some sourness and banana peel qualities.

not heavy on alcohol but also not easy drinking.

Different for a DIPA. nice for the hop head in ya, but not enough other intrigue.

Photo of SammyJaxxxx
4.06/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Light amber hue with a nice fluffy white head. Great retention and lacing.
S: Pine and earthy with some citrus hints. There is some maltiness to the nose.
T- Big piney front to this one. There is some sweetness, almost like boysenberry and lemon zest taste on the finish. There is some maltiness to the taste but it doesn't detract from the hop forward profile. Some alcohol hotness. A little bit more than you would expect in a 8.5% beer.
M- Good body with a sticky resinness. Nice dry finish.
O: Very good beer. it would be in my regular rotation if it was locally available. -

Photo of Justinbshelton
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

No outlier, beautiful burnt orange, super dank.

Photo of brewqueno
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wrigfen
3.82/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MDHopster
4.06/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Straycorn
4.45/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of misternebbie
3.44/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of xtonytx
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bluehende
2.48/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This was an old malt bomb. I do not usually rate old obviously over the hill beer, but in this case no bottled on dates. So this is what you get.

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3.4/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of abcdefghijkyle
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.8/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of LouZ
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Big_V
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Wow! Can't believe I slept on this great brew. Glad I tried it finally. The hops explode in my mouth. Juicy,hoppy, and smooth. Everything you expect in a great IPA. Will buy again.

Photo of harryhops
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Erik-P
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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Alpha Dog Imperial IPA from Laughing Dog Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 629 ratings.